You were probably wondering how long it would be before a couple of Chicago Bulls fans created a website called Let’s Beat the Heat and made a promo video sampling Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” In today’s NBA — where LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined up with Dwyane Wade in Miami and Kobe Bryant brags about being mentored by Jackson — it’s a totally normal thing to wonder.
But you don’t have to wonder anymore — that day is today. It finally happened, and that’s the video you see up top. Not to be presumptuous, but I think we can all agree this is the finest Michael Jackson update since T-Pain remixed “PYT” with Robin Thicke. In fact, I’d say that this song is exactly as successful as that one.